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Excellent - if you get one that works
on 15 February 2012
Unfortunately the first dock I got didn't work - it wasn't possible to push the phone onto the dock connectors. As usual with Amazon's excellent returns service, they accepted the return without any fuss and sent a replacement even before I returned the first dock. No good - the phone wouldn't dock in the second dock either. I returned both docks to Amazon and they gave me a refund no problem - excellent customer service. In the end I bought one direct from Motorola's on-line store, and that one works fine.
This dedicated RAZR dock works really well. It doesn't have any electronics built in, but when the RAZR detects that it is docked it offers additional display modes such as an alarm clock with music player, and the display stays on so long as the phone is docked. And the 3.5mm audio socket at the back lets you leave active speakers connected to the dock, so when you dock the RAZR it becomes a fully-fledged music system with up to 48GB of storage (if you put a 32GB memory card in the phone). I haven't tried the HDMI socket, but presumably that would extend the player capability to showing videos on a connected TV. And of course the phone is charging at the same time. The dock has other display modes, such as a work mode, which I haven't tried.
The phone is held reasonably securely, and the upright position makes it very usable and visible. And of course it charges the phone. It's worth it just for that, because it saves hunting around for the end of the charger cable and then fiddling with plugging it into the phone.
This model doesn't come with a charger or a charging cable, but you can just connect the charger that comes with the phone.
In summary, an excellent piece of kit, but there are some around that just won't connect to the phone.